Player Match Report #1
Status: U12 Squad Captain
Beacons U12 vs Eclipse White
· Saturday 22nd September
· Beacons U12 vs Eclipse White
· Score: 18-2
“This match was on a cold rainy day. So much in fact, we couldn’t hold
the ball properly! But that didn’t stop us from having a great match. We
had no subs on the day, so everyone played a full 40mins. It warmed us
up! The match went very smoothly and we all played up to standard. The
rain didn’t stop us!”
· Saturday 29th September
· Beacons U12 vs Swanley White
· Score: 48-0
“Today was the opposite weather to last week. The sun was shining, and we
were all determined to play a good, fun game. The other team didn’t have
enough players to play a full team, as one of the players sadly got
injured at the start of the first quarter – one of our team had to step
in for each quarter. I also played GA which I don’t usually play so the
match was fun! Everyone played very, very well.”
Lois joined Beacons when she was in Year 5, and it was clear to see what talent she showed on the court. Her determination to shine through paid off when after a year, Lois was selected, a year early in Year 6, to the U12 squad. Having been in the Squad line up for two years now, Lois has risen to the challenge and is embracing her position as Captain. Not only is Lois a rising Netball Star she is also a U13 County Athlete. GO LOIS!
With the new season starting a few weeks ago, it’s been a fantastic run so far for the Beacons netball squads. They are training hard and having fun at the same time which is what we at Beacons strongly believe in!
The five senior squads have had a busy time since the beginning of the season competing in the North West Kent league. The 1st team had a great opening game on September 8th against New Edition and came out strong with a 47-39 win!
Matches on 29th September saw all the teams working hard and showing a great amount of skill on the court. Beacons 2 gained a win this week after a previous draw, as did Beacons 3 who held their own and secured a win against Abbey Angels, whilst Beacons 4 and Beacons 5 had tough games against Chislehurst and Sabina which meant not a win for either team this time but the experience gained and persistence shown on court was inspiring for all watching and all the girls should be very pleased with how they performed.
Beacons U12 and U14 squads are also completing in the Rising Star junior netball league this year.
Our U12 squad have had a great opening to their first league experience, with two consecutive wins under their belt, they are looking like a force to be reckoned with. The first match against Eclipse saw them win 17-2 and the following week an even more impressive result of 47-0 against Swanley. The girls are truly an inspiration!
The U14s are also showing that hard work plays off with lightening performances resulting in wins against Breakaways (29-2) and Club Langley (42-1) so far.
This was followed by a stunning performance by our U16 Junior County League squad in their Qualifying tournament to secure their league place, winning all three matches played (48-11, 52-13, 44-13).
A staggering 638 goals have been scored so far this season across all our teams and just 381 conceded!!
We are super proud of all the effort and determination that every member puts into both training and competitive match play and we can’t wait to see how the season progresses for all of them.
After an outstanding season the U12 squad made it through to the semi-finals of the U12 Rising Stars league, we faced Club Langley and after a confident start dominated the game, winning 25-5.
We then met Breakaways in the finals who we knew had been looking strong in previous weeks. It was a highly contested game with phenomenal netball being played by both sides. At the end of the first quarter Beacons were in the lead by 3 goals, we continued to build on this lead and thanks to the hard work and determination by every member in the squad our lead grew as each quarter went by.
The final score was 33-17 to Beacons. Thank you to all our supporters who turned up on mass to cheer on the team and a massive well done to the girls for their performances on the day.
What a fantastic way to end the season!
Overall stats for the U12 squad this season:
Matches played: 10
Matches won: 10
Goals scored: 348
Goals scored against us: 40
Final league position: 1st